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South Windsor Soccer Club

South Windsor Soccer Club

Message From the Director of Coaching

It is a great privilege to have the opportunity to work for the nearly 1,000 players, coaches, parents, and Board of Directors that make the South Windsor Soccer Club one of the best in the state. A club that is built on community and will continue to grow. As we continue to put players first, I am truly excited for the future of the club and all the great things we can do together!

 SWSC Coaching Philosophy

All players are individuals that develop at different stages. A coaching session for different age groups must be based on the principles of good technique, player participation, small-sided games, and enjoyment.

  • Technical Skill - This is the most important component of a young soccer player. At this age it should be the aim of the coach to provide games and activities to enhance their technical level of play. Practices should be structured to allow repetition and progression so that your players can improve in all aspects of their development and technical ability.
  • Player Participation- Player participation is important to keeping young players interested in soccer. The coach should look to use all players in every game/activity to keep them involved, while allowing repeated touches of the soccer ball. The more they play, the more they will enjoy what they are doing and the chance they have of improving their level of play.
  • Small-Sided Games - Games using 3v3 and 4v4, allow all players to be more actively involved. It gives each player more touches on the ball which allows players to have more opportunities to practice their technique. 3v3 and 4v4 are simplified versions of the 11v11 game they will play when they are older. Young players must be exposed to these small-sided situations to learn how to attack, defend, and improve their technique with pressure from opponents.
  • Enjoyment - The main reason most young children play is because it's fun. They prefer to be constantly in motion and not standing around waiting for the ball. Fun activities and small-sided games have replaced immobile drills and large scrimmages. They are more enjoyable and educational.

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South Windsor Soccer Club
PO Box 641 
South Windsor, Connecticut 06074

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